Head over what she’s doing
or what is it all about?
Came over to a new sound
about Ben & his dog.
She felt it all come down at once
and head deep in her knees she cried out something.
Move on into a new boy.
A shoulder to drool upon.
“I play the 3 set at Small’s now
it's a new sound. I might
be the new Mehldau”
Or some holdover from being young.
Well you can take all of this shit jazz stuff and shove it.
But what’s to show when nothing is overcome?
You hide away.
Terrified to open up -
to show off gooey functions that nobody wants to see.
Don’t listen to your body
you’re never dying,
you’re only nineteen.
Over when it gets too personal.
A love so softened
you could never admit
To a holdover from being young
when you felt it all come down.
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